April 28, 2009

Frisbee season ended over nudity

The University of Oregon's Ultimate Frisbee club team's season has been terminated because the male players competed while partially nude.

The team also has a history that includes players throwing drinking parties and being cited for speeding, The (Eugene, Ore.) Register-Guard reported Tuesday.

The university's five-member student club sports executive committee ended the season for the Ducks, who were ranked third in the nation, during a Monday meeting after officials received a complaint that some members of the men's team played nude during an April 11 game at Oregon State University.

If this had been an isolated incident we would have treated it much differently, committee member Jeff Gibb said. I'm not sure I can say that I trust the judgment of the Ultimate team -- that's why it's so hard for me to give you another chance.

Officials said the team was put on probation in November after throwing a party for more than 200 college Ultimate players in the region. Police were called to the house hosting the party on a noise complaint and discovered five kegs of beer and multiple minors hiding in the home's attic.

Speeding, drinking, nudity -- they're not bad things, team co-captain Dusty Becker told the executive committee. They're things a big portion of the community doesn't think are wrong.